Statement on the Passing of Justice Frank Drowota

Drowota served as Tennessee Supreme Court Justice from 1980 to 2005

April 16, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Following the news of the passing of former Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Frank Drowota, Tennessee Democratic Party representatives issued the following statements:

“Former Chief Justice Frank Drowota was a devoted public servant and outstanding jurist,” said Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Mary Mancini. “We’re grateful for his community involvement, long legacy of judicial achievement, and deep dedication to his craft. We express our deepest sympathy and condolences to his family at this time.”

“Frank Drowota served ably as a Chancellor in Davidson County and for many years as a judge of the Tennessee Court of Appeals,” added State Executive Committee Member Gary Blackburn. “He was later a Democratic candidate for the Supreme Court and served there ably, including two terms as Chief Justice. Justice Drowota participated in many of the most important rulings of the last four decades and did much to modernize Tennessee law. He was also a consummate gentleman. His influence will be lasting and his memory inexhaustible to all of us who were privileged to know him.”

According to the Tennessee Journal, services will be held Saturday, April 21.


TNDP Contact:
Amanda Yanchury